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The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to support the dedicated steel and aluminum workers, their families and their communities.
Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $90 million to Algoma Steel, Canada’s second largest integrated steel producer.
This investment will create and maintain 3,050 jobs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma Steel is undertaking $600 million in capital investments that are vital to the local economy and national steel industry. These investments include projects to adopt new technologies, improve productivity, and sustain competitiveness in the global market. Improvements will help Algoma Steel modernize its core production assets including the steel rolling and steel plate mills which will position the company to offer a wider range of steel grades and increase production capabilities.
The government’s investment in Algoma Steel, a world-class steel producer, is ensuring the company will continue to provide thousands of Canadians with good, middle-class jobs and remain important contributors to our economy and manufacturing supply chains. By leveraging multiple funding programs, our government is strategically deploying resources to support the steel sector.
Ontario’s Government is protecting thousands of jobs, pensions and the environment with an investment at Algoma Steel Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie.
Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford visited Algoma Steel Inc. to announce a $60 million repayable loan from the provincial government.
“Our government is committed to ensuring Algoma Steel remains competitive and sustainable in a tough market,” said Minister Rickford. “The investment announced today secures thousands of jobs and pensions and signals Northern Ontario is open for business.”
“This support will enable us to make important investments in new technology that will enhance our reliability, extend asset life and reduce our environmental footprint. We greatly appreciate the province’s investment in Algoma Steel’s long-term sustainability,” said Kalyan Ghosh, CEO, Algoma Steel Inc.
The investment is part of the purchase and restructuring of Algoma Steel, securing a $600 million capital investment at the steel making facility. The restructuring includes a long-term commitment to protect jobs and fund Algoma Steel’s three defined benefit pension plans, benefiting approximately 3,000 current and 6,300 former or retired employees.
The province has also negotiated an agreement that would require the new owners to identify and address past environmental contamination of the Sault Ste. Marie mill site.